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Elfrid Payton Makes NBA All-Rookie First Team

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton has been named to the 2014-2015 NBA All-Rookie First Team. He received 121 First Team votes out of a possible 130. Payton becomes the ninth player in franchise history to be named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. Victor Oladipo received the honor last year. Payton was joined on this First Team by Minnesota...
Via Magic Basketball Online
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic Fans Were Scared About Elfrid Payton’s Hair

The Orlando Magic pulled an April Fools Day prank on their fans on Wednesday with the Elfrid Payton photo you see above. The team even released a ‘BREAKING NEWS’ press release and really tried to milk the photoshopped picture for much of the afternoon before finally confirming what we already knew. The franchise never uses ‘Shocking!’ for any legitimate story they do. ...
Via Magic Basketball Online
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Payton, Vucevic bright spots during a dark season

Victor Oladipo slamming it home Orlando Magic fans have very little to celebrate this season because the team looks to be heading down the path of another losing season. The team is currently on a three game loosing streak and have an overall record of 22-52.  James Borrego is currently the interim Head coach for the Orlando Magic and is having a tough time leading his team to...
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Marcus Smart ejected for elbowing Elfrid Payton

By Zack Cox. Marcus Smart didn’t quite make it to the end of Sunday’s Boston Celtics-Orlando Magic matchup. With 28 seconds remaining in an eventual 103-98 Magic win, Smart was ejected for elbowing Orlando’s Elfrid Payton in the face during a drive to the basket. The infraction was initially deemed a common offensive foul, but the officials upgraded it upon video review...
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Elfrid Payton continues to make Magic

By Jon Wolf Elfrid Payton, who garnered many Rajon Rondo comparisons, started off his NBA career somewhat disappointingly. In Payton’s first two months in the NBA he averaged almost 6 points, 6 assists, 3.5 rebounds, and 1 steal per game while shooting 34% from the floor. In the month of January, Payton put together close to 11 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals per game...
Via Crossover Chronicles
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Elfrid Payton airballs two free throws (Video)

Orlando Magic rookie point guard Elfrid Payton embarrassed himself in a big way on Wednesday. Late in the first quarter of the Magic’s game against the Clippers, Payton went to the line and missed consecutive free throws. But he didn’t just miss both of them — he AIRBALLED them. That probably shouldn’t be a huge...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic Rookie Elfrid Payton Has A New Orleans Hornets Tattoo

Elfrid Payton, the 10th overall pick by the Orlando Magic in the 2014 NBA Draft, not only has an awesome batch of hair.  The Louisiana native and three-year-player at Louisiana Lafayette, showed off his old-school New Orleans Hornets tattoo on his right shoulder at the Rookie Photo Shoot this past weekend. [Reddit] The post Magic Rookie Elfrid Payton Has A New Orleans Hornets...
Via Diehardsport
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

An Exclusive Interview with Elfrid Payton’s Hair

  Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Orlando Magic rookie point guard Elfrid Payton began his NBA career at Summer League. Simultaneously though, Elfrid Payton’s hair made its debut on Twitter. No, not kidding. His hair. Sweaty, but we put up good numbers. — Elfrid Paytons Hair (@ElfridsHair) July 10, 2014 Even more unlikely, MBO set up an exclusive interview with...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Elfrid Payton finds Victor Oladipo on the alley-oop

Playing with just eight players in their 96-87 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday, the Orlando Magic finally showed their fans something they have been begging to see all week – Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo playing in the back court together. The duo made it worth the wait in the second half when Payton got a steal and found Oladipo on an alley-oop. Elfrid Payton steal...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Elfrid Payton settles in after shaky beginning in first summer start for Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- On the first possession of his first start at point guard for the team that acquired his draft rights less than two weeks ago, Elfrid Payton committed a turnover that led to an easy basket. After a less-than-auspicious debut Saturday with the Orlando Magic in the Orlando Pro Summer League, this was not the beginning Payton had in mind. But things got better for him...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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